Protecting yourself from preventable diseases doesn't end as you grow older.
As you get older, your immune system tends to weaken, putting you at higher risk for certain diseases. There are several vaccines that can protect you from these serious and sometimes deadly diseases.
Talk to your provider to make sure you are up-to-date on the recommended vaccines.
Recommended vaccinations for adults and seniors:
COVID-19 – adults should receive a primary series and booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine, even if you already had COVID-19 infection.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) – you need at least one dose of Tdap (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis), then a Td (diphtheria-tetanus) or Tdap booster every 10 years.
Influenza (Flu) – recommended every year in the fall, but can be given anytime during influenza season
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) – people over the age of 65, or those under 65 with high risk conditions
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) – people age 60 and older
Shingles (Zoster) – people over the age of 50 even if you already had shingles
Read more about the importance of adult vaccines from our blog, Shine365